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Louise Davidson, Chief Executive Officer

Louise is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI). ACSI is a collaboration of Australian and international superannuation funds that collectively manage more than $1 trillion in assets. ACSI works with its members on research and policy formation; company and financial system engagement; and advocacy and voting advice, in relation to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investment risk and opportunity. Appointed CEO in April 2015, Louise has more than 20 years senior expertise in the financial services and superannuation industry.  She joined ACSI from Cbus, where, as Investment Manager, ESG, she was responsible for the integration of ESG issues within Cbus’ investment processes.

In 2015 Louise was named Victoria’s Local Hero in the Australian of the Year Awards for her work as the co-founder and National Chair of the Mother’s Day Classic Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Research.  Established in 1998, this ongoing national event has raised in excess of $30m for breast cancer research. Louise is a Director of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and a Director of the Board of the International Integrated Reporting initiative.

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Ed John, Executive Manager, Governance, Engagement and Policy

Ed has been with ACSI since 2008 and is responsible for policy, proxy voting research and engagement with Australia’s largest listed companies.  He has extensive experience engaging with directors of ASX200 companies on a range of ESG issues, and an insight into the reporting practices of Australia’s largest listed companies. 

Ed is a lawyer with a diploma in financial services and is completing a Masters in Commercial Law.

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Jane Rennie, Executive Manager, Communications and Public Relations 

Jane leads ACSI’s member and stakeholder communications and media strategy.

Prior to joining ACSI, Jane was the Communications and Marketing Manager in the Research and Innovation Portfolio at RMIT University. Before this, she worked as a Senior Advisor, Communications and Planning at ASIC for a number of years. Jane previously lectured in corporations and finance law at La Trobe University and practiced as a lawyer at Allens Arthur Robinson. She has a master’s degree in Global Business Law and was awarded her PhD in 2008.

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Connie Howe, Executive Manager, Finance and Corporate Services/Company Secretary

Connie is responsible for overseeing ACSI’s finance function, risk and compliance matters, strategic and business planning processes, internal policies and procedures as well as managing office facilities. As the Company Secretary of ACSI, Connie is also responsible for providing secretarial services to support ACSI’s Board, Board Committees and Member Council.

Connie’s extesive career in finance and business consulting includes senior positions at PwC and American international Assurance.

Connie is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Ros McKay, Engagement and Policy Consultant

Ros joined ACSI in July 2017 to undertake company engagement, voting advice and public policy work. Ros previously worked with ACSI until 2009, before moving to VFMC as Governance Manager. More recently, she worked at South32 Limited within the company secretariat. Ros has a wealth of practical ESG integration and governance experience.

Ros holds a Bachelor of Economics and Finance from RMIT and a Masters of Commercial Law from Melbourne University and is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Holly Lindsay, Manager, Research  and Engagement 

Holly leads ACSI’s social and environmental research projects and is part also part of the engagement team. Holly has worked in ESG and corporate responsibility management positions with BHP Billiton, CSR Asia (Singapore) as well as running her own consulting business.

She is a member of the board of Transparency International Australia, has an MBA from the University of Melbourne, and an MA (Economics) from Queen’s University (Canada).

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Ian McIIwraith, Governance and Engagement Analyst

Ian is part of ACSI's governance research, voting and company engagement program. An experienced business journalist by background, he is leading ACSI’s drive to increase the amount of women on company boards to a minimum 30%. 

Ian is also involved in a range of editorial-related tasks across the organisation.

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 Anh Nguyen, Equities Analyst

Anh joined ACSI in 2016 and is part of the governance research, voting and company engagement team. Prior to ACSI, Anh worked in quantitative research and policy roles in Industry Super Australia, Lonsec Ltd and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Anh held first class honour from Monash University. Her research on Australian and international equity markets has been published in a number of peered-review journals.

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Jodie Barns,  ESG Analyst

Jodie joined ACSI in 2016 as a part of the SuperGrad program. Jodie has a Bachelor of International Studies from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Strategic Communication from La Trobe University.

Her final year research projects were on inequalities in the global fair trade cocoa industry and in indigenous transnational advocacy networks.

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Kim Eden, Manager, Member Communications and Events

Kim joined ACSI in July 2008 to coordinate the organisation’s communications needs. Her primary responsibility is to manage ACSI’s member information, website, publications, marketing materials and events.

Prior to ACSI, Kim was based in the UK for seven years working for international oil and gas company Statoil, as their Public Affairs Consultant.

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Quyen Ngo, Senior Accountant

Quyen provides assistance to the executive manager of finance and corporate services/company secretary. Quyen joined ACSI in 2017, and her diverse career in accountancy ranges from roles in public practice, commercial and non-profit organizations.

Quyen graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) with distinction and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

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Alex Skipworth, EA to CEO/Team Assistant

Alex joined ACSI in March 2016 to provide administration assistance to the Chief Executive Officer and the wider ACSI team.

Before joining ACSI, Alex was based in New Zealand for 10 years supporting the CEO and Board of one of New Zealand’s dual-energy distributors